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Did this late night comedian steal jokes from Twitter?

Did this late night comedian steal jokes from Twitter?
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A new lawsuit filed in California federal court by a former Jay Leno writer is accusing late night comedian Conan O'Brien of stealing jokes about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner and the Washington Monument.

Robert "Alex" Kaseberg claims that Conan and his team had stolen three jokes of his, which were posted to his Twitter feed. Here's an example of just one of the jokes Kaseberg claims to have posted to his Twitter page and his blog on January 14th, 2015.

"A Delta flight this week took off from Cleveland to New York with just two passengers. And they fought over control of the armrest the entire flight."

Then, Conan ran with the same joke for his monologue the same day. Click here to see the official show slideshow from that night, which includes the same joke.

Despite the evidence, Team Coco said in a statement that the "firmly believe there is no merit to this lawsuit." On top of that, Conan's sidekick Any Richter tweeted the following in their defense:

"OH NO WE'VE BEEN FOUND OUT!! Conan O'Brien Targeted in Lawsuit Claiming He Lifted Jokes from Twitter http://t.co/0uOcqQIMnK"

And:

"There's no possible way more than one person could have concurrently had these same species-elevating insights! THESE TAKES ARE TOO HOT!"

And other comedians chimed in as well. Comedian Dax Shepard tweeted:

"@AndyRichter I know! Cause I NEVER read the same joke 10 different times by 10 different people who don't know each other on Twitter. Never."

What do you think? Has Team Coco stolen jokes? Let us know what you think by posting in the comments below.

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Source: VentureBeat
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